Friday, February 8, 2013

Review: The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax by Trinity Faegan

The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax
The Mephisto Covenant #1

Author: Trinity Faegan

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

Publisher: EgmontUSA

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal



Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father.

When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger--she is an Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx's biggest threat. 

A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant--God's promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he's finally found the girl he's been searching for: Sasha. 

With the threat of Eryx always looming, Jax knows he has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?

My Thoughts: I really liked the ideas behind this novel, but to me it didn't pick up until a little over halfway through.  Before that, I could just set it down and not even think twice about it.  But, by the end I was flipping pages like mad.

Sasha is an Arabo - a descendant of the first child of Adam and Eve, Aurora.  Aurora was the only child born before sin and, as the book puts it, all of the descendants get a "free pass" to heaven.  They are not tempted by sin at all.  Jax is a son of Hell, so basically everything that Sasha is not.  But she is the key to his redemption.

There were things I liked about the book and things I didn't like.  I really liked the mythology and lore it involved and I loved Jax.  I didn't, however, like the pace it went at.  The very beginning was perfect but then in the middle it died down too much for me before the end when it picked back up.  I was also a little sad when I found out that this was a series in which the main characters change each book; but, at the same time I was happy that I had a solid ending to the Sasha and Jax story.

All-in-all, I did enjoy this book.  I will probably wait for awhile to pick up the next one (only because of character attachment) but I will pick up the next one.  I look forward to learning more about the world and the ultimate demise of the villain in it.


  1. This book sounds really interesting! I like the idea of a preconceived fate-- like Aurora's children and the other dude's children got...but it seems like it would really suck in the long run. I'd like to see how the author handles it! But ugh, I hate when the characters change in every book! o_O Lovely review, Kristal! (:

    Megan@The Book Babe

    1. Thank you! I guess it isn't a preconceived fate... once the boys find the girls they have to get them to fall in love with them - which is when hilarity ensues because none of them have any idea what they are doing.

      I really hate it when the mc switches as well. It makes me have to take a break from the series because I get so attached to characters.

  2. It's frustrating when books slow through the middle. But the whole being complete opposites of each other is always intriguing. Curious enough I'll have to give it a go.


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